Bavarian National Museum opens an exhibition of works by Johannes Brus, Kevin Clark and Kilian Saueressig

Bavarian National Museum opens an exhibition of works by Johannes Brus, Kevin Clark and Kilian Saueressig

Three artists – three approaches – one theme: the portrait. Over the centuries, this pictorial genre underwent countless changes and reinvented itself again and again. The exhibition “Portraire” brings together three current examples of mixed forms of painting and photography. Presented are artists whose style, approach and life path could hardly be more different: Johannes Brus, Kevin Clarke and Kilian Saueressig. The greatest leap in development of the genre of portraiture was experienced with the invention of photography. From the beginning, the portrait was the camera’s favorite subject. Nevertheless, contrary to fears at the time, the increasing spread of the new technology did not mean the end of painting. Rather, the competitive situation ensured that painting revolutionized itself and became the counterpoint of the hyperrealistic reproduction of the world. It moved further and further away from the natural representation. Later, photography also began to move away fro
Three artists – three approaches – one theme: the portrait. Over the centuries, this pictorial genre underwent countless changes and reinvented itself again and again. The exhibition “Portraire” brings together three current examples of mixed forms of painting and photography. Presented are artists whose style, approach and life path could hardly be more different: Johannes Brus, Kevin Clarke and Kilian Saueressig. The greatest leap in development of the genre of portraiture was experienced with the invention of photography. From the beginning, the portrait was the camera’s favorite subject. Nevertheless, contrary to fears at the time, the increasing spread of the new technology did not mean the end of painting. Rather, the competitive situation ensured that painting revolutionized itself and became the counterpoint of the hyperrealistic reproduction of the world. It moved further and further away from the natural representation. Later, photography also began to move away fro